Serenity Now Massage Therapy sponsored a Christmas Tree for Catering to Cats & Dogs through the Rotary Club of Davidson. Each year, businesses who sponsor trees pick a charity, decorate trees, and the community votes on their favorite trees at the Christmas Village in Davidson. Each vote costs $1, and the charities are guaranteed a minimum donation of at least $200.
We decided to decorate the tree with cat and dogs toys so they could be donated afterwards. While shopping for the decorations, two lovely ladies at Wal-Mart started talking to Danielle Ratliff and Mary Parrott about why we were buying so many cat and dog toys. They were sweet enough to give us monetary donations towards the cause! The Serenity Now team had fun decorating the tree and were thrilled to support such a worthy cause.
Catering To Cats & Dogs (C2CND) began its journey as a Rescue in October 2008 with ten cats and no dogs. Their Rescue became a 501(c)3 charitable Non Profit in September 2009 with four fosters and approximately 30 felines. Current animals in foster care with C2CND can fluctuate from 70 to 80 cats and 90 to 100 dogs, but can rise to over 100 cats and over 130 dogs during kitten/puppy season. All animals reside with fosters. C2CND is run entirely by volunteers who dedicate their time and energy saving, transporting and caring for animals in the Lake Norman and surrounding areas from certain euthanization by pulling them from local Animal Control facilities prior to their PTS (Put-To-Sleep) date. We believe these animals are the most critical and focus our efforts on them, providing medical necessities and ensuring ALL are spayed/neutered. By requiring all animals to be altered, their rescue continues to battle the exploding pet over-population in the Greater Charlotte area, which covers multiple towns and counties.